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Sam Smith addresses the issue of gay marriage in his latest music video for “Lay Me Down.”

The Ryan Hope-directed visual features Sam mourning the loss of a friend inside a packed Catholic church. As the camera pans toward the back of the church, the mourning quickly turns into a home-going celebration.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sam explained the concept:

“Obviously gay marriage isn’t legal in churches, and we’re doing a gay marriage today, in the church. We’re the first ever to do it. It’s obviously not a real marriage, but still…The priest just said to us, ‘We’re going against the rules by doing this today. Going to the church today, it’s like, ‘This is the first time we’ve let people with big noses in.’ That’s the equivalent to me,” Smith adds. “I’m walking in, I’m going, ‘Why? Why are a man and a man not allowed to get married in this room?’ Because it’s the most natural thing.”

“Lay Me Down” is off Sam’s platinum-selling debut album In The Lonely Hour. The 22-year-old Brit, who’s nominated for six Grammys, is expected to sweep the award show this Sunday.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 8 at 8 p.m. EST. Watch Sam’s new video up top.

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